Judging from the hit the franchise has become, including two successful live action movies, we’re apparently not the only ones who feel this way, and it’s understandable that fans were excited when it was announced back in April that Death Note was going to become a TV drama.
(Light Yagami (Masataka Kubota) is an ordinary university student. One day, he receives a death note which changes his life. The death note awakens his warped sense of justice and genius. He becomes murderer Kira and punishes criminals. L (Kento Yamazaki) is a well known private detective. L appears in front of Light Yagami. L defines Kira as evil and decides to catch Kira. Then N (Mio Yuki), who has a beautiful appearance but dangerous existence, appears).
Middle of last week, major Japanese network Nippon TV released details on their drama version of Death Note. Surprise, surprise, it turns out they had made some significant changes to the story and characters, especially with protagonist Light. To the shock of fans, Light, the confident genius in the manga who never doubted that he was worthy of being a “god” in the new world order he would establish with his Death Note, was instead going to be an ordinary, mild-mannered college student who is a fan (you could even say otaku) of idol group “Ichigo Berry” and works part-time at an izakaya pub. Moreover, the new Light admits aloud that his ambition in life is to become a civil servant, that symbol of stable yet not-so-exciting jobs in Japan — a fry cry from someone with the conviction to make himself a living god.